Spring 2009 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Section Title: Groundwater Management
Instructor(s): David Eaton
Course: P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
Unique Number: 62355
Day & Time: Mondays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: JGB 3.104
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Notes: Cross List with GEO 391; ERR 396

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Taught with Dr. John M. Sharp, Dave P. Carlton Centennial Professor in Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences.

Class Goals:
1. Review and discuss systems of groundwater management
2. Review Texas and other sets of water laws
3. Review of basic hydrogeological constraints
4. Review economics and valuation of groundwater
5. Discuss related processes
6. Transboundary aquifer management.
7. Review processes within GMAs and between GMAs to achieve public goals

Grading: This is essentially a graduate-level seminar course. Students are expected to participate in class discussions and read the literature. There will be 2 essays and/or one small group project will be assigned. Students will present their findings in class. Attendance on at least one of the field trips is expected.

Grading Policy: Students who register for this course will receive grades on a scale without + and option. Grades can include: A, B, C, etc., following UT/Austin Graduate School rules.

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